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Cancer Moonshot Flags Basic Big Data Woes of Precision Medicine

July 21, 2016 - The Precision Medicine Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot may be generating enormous cross-industry enthusiasm, but the research community must address some of its most foundational systemic problems if it is going to successfully cure cancer, says Greg Simon, Executive Director of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force. In a webinar presented by FasterCures this week, Simon outlined several big data...


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Global Precision Medicine Study Explores Genetics of Diabetes

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than three hundred scientists in twenty-two countries around the world have collaborated on a global precision medicine effort to understand the genetic roots of Type 2 diabetes, using genomic big data from more than 100,000 patients. The...

Historical Big Data Analytics Study will Examine Dementia

by Jennifer Bresnick

Kaiser Permanente is reaching back in time with its latest big data analytics research effort aimed at illuminating risk factors associated with brain health and the development of dementia.  Using information from physical exams conducted...

Cognitive Computing Use Grows in Precision Medicine for Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

While the national Precision Medicine Initiative and its private industry counterparts are not focused solely on the search for a cure for cancer, the strategies, tools, and technologies that comprise this multi-faceted effort are well-suited...

Why Sharing Cancer Big Data is Key to Personalized Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

This week’s Cancer Moonshot Summit generated industry-wide excitement and plenty of good ideas about how to attack the multifaceted scourge of cancer, which will affect up to forty percent of people at some point during their lives. Stressing...

Cancer Moonshot Pushes “Urgency” of Precision Medicine Progress

by Jennifer Bresnick

Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot project is building steam as hundreds of precision medicine experts, patient advocates, oncologists, cancer researchers, survivors, and caregivers convened today at the Moonshot Summit, held at...

Imaging Analytics Get Big Data Boost from New Partnerships

by Jennifer Bresnick

Diagnostic data from imaging studies such as x-rays, MRIs, and CAT scans is usually locked away in the images themselves, or in accompanying free-text reports attached as PDFs to electronic medical records.  However, a series of new partnerships...

New Public-Private Precision Medicine Group Tackles Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

The national Precision Medicine Initiative isn’t the only large-scale partnership forging ahead in the fight against cancer.  This week, four major academic medical centers, along with a pharmaceutical developer, announced a new collaborative...

CancerLinQ Big Data Analytics a “Powerful Tool” for Oncology

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) isn’t the only one attempting to bring “learning” big data analytics capabilities to clinicians at the point of care, but they are among the most successful organizations focused...

Real World Evidence, Big Data Can Speed Clinical Innovation

by Jennifer Bresnick

Well-designed and properly executed clinical trials are often used to gain the stamp of approval for new drugs, therapies, or guidelines, but the process of developing a new treatment protocol should not end with this initial study period. ...

Mayo Gets $142M to Create Precision Medicine Initiative Biobank

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it will provide $142 million over five years to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to create the world’s largest biobank as part of the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort...

NIH Grants $11.6M for Precision Medicine, Care Disparities Work

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) are helping to advance precision medicine and improve care disparities for racial and ethnic minority groups with a new five-year award. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Miami, and...

65% of Patients Unlikely to Volunteer for Clinical Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients may not be as excited about the precision medicine era as the clinical research community, reveals a new survey conducted for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in which just 35 percent of patients said they were likely to enroll...

Will Precision Medicine Create Healthcare “Data Dumpsters”?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Many healthcare organizations have been luxuriating in their newfound ability to swim through enormous volumes of big data, but will they soon have to take to dumpster diving instead?  As the precision medicine community matures and continues...

FDA Outlines EHR Data Use Best Practices for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even though the rapid advance of precision medicine has brought new sources of genomic and socioeconomic data into the research community, the electronic health record remains an invaluable tool for clinical trials and investigations.  EHRs...

EHR Analytics Advance Population Health Management of the Flu

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Many healthcare providers and researchers often wonder how to leverage large volumes of big data to improve population health management programs, such as flu surveillance initiatives. A recent study published in Scientific Reports found that...

How Will Internet of Things Devices Impact Precision Medicine?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data in the healthcare industry continues to expand at a breakneck pace as EHR data, patient-generated health data, clinical trial results, and Internet of Things data all pour into the system at ever increasing volumes.  But the bigger...

Will Personalized Medicine Hit Its Stride Within Two Years?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Two years may be all it will take for personalized medicine, also known as precision medicine, to achieve critical mass, according to a new report by SAP and Oxford Economics.  The big data analytics ecosystem is poised to mature to the...

FDA: Big Data Standards, Interoperability Needed for Analytics

by Jacqueline Belliveau

In the second installment of its blog series about the challenges of evidence generation, the FDA has encouraged stakeholders to establish a national platform for interoperability and data sharing standards, which would advance big data...

Sen. Alexander Teases “Most Important” Precision Medicine Bill

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Senate HELP Committee (R-TN) is working on a piece of precision medicine legislation that may be the “most important bill Congress considers this year,” Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said in a press release this week, noting...

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